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Bomb kills 15 in southwest Pakistan, 50 wounded


QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a bombing at a vegetable market has killed 15 people and wounded 50 others in the country's southwest.

Senior police officer Wazir Khan Nasir said the bomb was detonated by remote control in a Shiite Muslim-dominated residential area of Quetta. Women and children were among the victims, he said, adding that the death toll could rise.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province, where the Shiite minority has been attacked several times in recent months. Baluch nationalist groups are fighting an insurgency there to try to gain a greater share of income from the province's gas and mineral resources. Islamic militants and the banned sectarian group Lashker-e-Jhangvi are also active in the province.


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